FAQs

What is the purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR)?

The purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR) is to provide certain organizations that issue and submit land title documents over the...

How can I find the Parcel Identifier (PID) for a property?

You can search for a PID using ParcelMap BC, the LTSA's online map of active...

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

A Parcel Identifier or PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of in BC. The Registrar of Land...

One of the registered owners of a land title has died. How can their name be removed from the title?

Transferring title such as after the death of a spouse or owner on title requires the expertise of a legal professional. See...

Why are local governments exempt from fees for land title register searches conducted for taxation and assessment purposes?

Section 381 of the Land Title Act establishes an exemption from payment of the statutory fees incurred by taxing authorities for searches...

The Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) is part of the Province of BC’s comprehensive plan to end hidden ownership of real estate in B.C.

The first-of-its kind in Canada, LOTR is a registry of information about individuals who are deemed to have an indirect As defined in LOTA, this term refers to an estate in fee simple; a life estate in land; a right to occupy land under a lease that has a term of more than 10 years, or a right under an agreement for sale to occupy land, or require the transfer of an estate in fee simple.interest in land (e.g. through corporations, trusts and partnerships) which will be housed in a searchable, public database.

The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is responsible for developing and operating LOTR, as set out in the Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA).

LOTR is currently scheduled to launch in late Spring 2020 once related legislation has passed. However, the Province’s legislative calendar has been impacted by COVID-19, which may result in delays to LOTR.

Visit landtransparency.ca to learn more.